Post by indyartist on Jun 21, 2011 18:23:33 GMT -8
Here are some pictures of one of my containers that I am growing Tom's "Skagit Magic" grown from TPS. This plant has been my favorite example of the twenty some Skagit Magics that I have. All of my plants of this variety are growing in pots (of various sizes) due to my inability to till when they needed planted do to the excessive rain we have had here in NE Indiana. These photos are from last week-end so they are a few days from being current. This plant is now flowering.,,,,
Last Edit: Jun 22, 2011 5:40:09 GMT -8 by indyartist
Post by Tom Wagner on Jun 21, 2011 19:01:55 GMT -8
As far as a progeny line from Skagit Magic...Skagit Majic is a good name for an outstanding seedling.
The attractive foliage is going to be a major factor in acceptance of this strain of potato.
I hand watered about 140 Skagit Magic seedlings today in the field since today's temps were in the mid 70's. They survived a huge Flea Beetle onslaught for about two weeks. It appears that that insect population is going through the typical up and downs in size. Now that the temps are getting higher, I hope my seedlings take off.
My oldest son, Kaighin, helped me transplant about 288 seedlings of 15 TPS lines. Off the top of my head, I remember planting out about 25 seedlings of Howie Mandel, 12 plants of Joe Kaighin, 7 plants of Azuling No One, 24 Pollunta Chata, 18 of Chunguina, 22 of Alcca Imilla, 27 Corazon Rosada, 15 Amos Amey x Golden Amey, 11 Tollocan x (Juanita x Ranger), etc.
Driving through the Skagit River Valley today it was amazing to see farmers still out with their Grimme planters getting potatoes planted. Everywhere I looked the fields had virtually no potatoes up. It is going to be a late harvest this year.
Well, I can modify my spelling errors in the post but it will unfortunately be stuck on the photos for now. I do have one small row , 40 feet, of TPS seedlings actually planted late but in the ground. I went out and hilled them last night even though I mean small hilling for small seedlings. My TPS seedlings in the ground are, Huagalina, AWOL Dude and SVG Double Hybrid. I have taken photos and need to do an on-line update of the River Series I received in your 1lb sampler. In short after our minor flooding I lost three tubers and I have the remaining 13 growing flowering and hopefully will produce at least enough tubers that I can try them again next year as well. Of course that is my minimum hope where I more optimistically hope for enough to save and try a few as well.
I have another small patch of Skagit Magic growing in Wales
Picture shows Skagit Magic on the left and Cocoon Khuchi on the right, although there are several more of Tom's tps varieties in this patch. Similarly it looks like Late Blight is about to strike here too Lovely range of colors here too, the flowers are so pretty they have been a real joy to see each morning.
Unfortunately I found early signs of Late Blight in a nearby potato patch about 2 weeks ago (on Lumpers and Up to Date). I've cleared most of the tops but I've left 3 rows of resistant varieties. Sarpo Mira, Toluca and Sarpo Kifli. Also a few of a variety called Tibet which is just holding its own.
I'll certainly be interested to follow how the other Welsh grown Skagit M do.